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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

Gabrielle Dawson

Gabrielle DawsonTextron Aviation
Human Factors Engineer- Ergonomic Test Lead

After graduating from K-State’s ID program, I began working at Cessna Aircraft Company- now Textron Aviation- where I had previously interned. I entered into the Interior Design department, and a year later, joined the Human Factors team.

My responsibilities include the evaluation of the ergonomic qualities and usability of all new aircraft. I am currently working (and testing) the Longitude cockpit design, Textron’s largest aircraft, to ensure that it incorporates the needs of the pilot-user. In our Ergonomic testing, my team and I utilize design thinking, anthropometrics, and space planning to deliver safer, efficient, and more marketable aircraft.